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CNN.com, CNNMoney Combine Tech Coverage Teams

cnn-logo-275x275According to a memo, CNN.com and CNNMoney.com are combining their tech coverage teams. The note, from CNN Digital’s managing editor Meredith Artley and CNNMoney’s executive editor, Chris Peacock, explained that the new coverage will focus on “Big Tech, Innovation, Privacy/Cybersecurity and Our Digital Lifestyle.”

David Goldman, CNNMoney’s tech editor, will serve as editor of the new, combined team. Brandon Griggs, CNN Digital’s editor, will assist Goldman.

The rest of the details can be found below in Artley and Peacock’s memo.

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People Won’t Stop Flagging CNN Article By Atheist as ‘Inappropriate’

CNN.com has a good problem on its hands: A post titled “Why I Raise My Children Without God” has readers extremely upset. However, when people are angered by an online article, they leave comments and generally keep coming back, thus making the article even more popular. That’s exactly what has happened to the post, as it currently clocks in with over 730,000 page views.

So what to do? For now, CNN’s producers have decided to leave the article up. Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped readers from flagging it. In fact, people flag it so often that CNN had to ask them to just stop it already:

CNN hasn’t flagged this iReport as inappropriate, but some community members have. This is a divisive topic, however it does not violate our Community Guidelines, so we ask people to please stop flagging it. We will continue to review the story as often as possible.

Nothing like critical words about an imaginary man living in clouds to get people riled up.

Please don’t flag this post.

CNN.com Gets New Homepage Editor

CNN.com has named Carl Lavin as its new Lead Homepage Editor. Lavin was most recently National Managing Editor for Main Street Connect, a hyper-local media company. Prior to that he was Managing Editor at Forbes.com for three years.

Lavin posted a memo from Meredith Artley, the Managing Editor of CNN.com, announcing the news on his blog. ”He [Lavin] has a reputation for being an inspiring leader who people love to work for and with, an audience-focused editor and an excellent communicator with sterling and swift news judgment,” wrote Artley.

Lavin begins at CNN.com at the end of March.

New York Times Producer Moves to CNN.com

Flora Zhang joins CNN.com this week as an Opinion producer. Zhang will be based in New York and was previously a producer at The New York Times where she spent five years and was part of the team that launched the Room for Debate feature.

About moving to CNN.com, Zhang said, “It’s one of the most dynamic destinations on the Web with its great roster of commentators, wide range of provocative views, and global impact. I’m hoping to help it grow its reach and spread its influence among both thought leaders and readers.”

On The Menu: Condé Nast Cuts, New CNN.com And The Ongoing Debate About The Future Of Print

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On this gloomy Friday in New York, after a particularly long week for the media world, host Matt Van Hoven, editor of AgencySpy, and special guest host TVNewser‘s Kevin Allocca welcomed FishbowlNY editor Amanda Ernst to the mediabistro.com Morning Media Menu to wrap up the biggest news of the week.

Of interest today was news of even more layoffs at Condé Nast — this time at GQ and Vanity Fair. Also discussed, The New York Times Co.‘s third quarter earnings report, out yesterday, which revealed the surprising fact that although advertising revenues have dropped, circulation revenues grew for the company. What does this mean for the publishing world?

Lastly, Kevin discussed the newly redesigned CNN.com, unveiled last night. The new Web site has better navigation with the same amount of video content offerings, as well as increased cross-over promotion with Time Inc. brands like Sports Illustrated and Entertainment Weekly, in the hopes of becoming many users’ homepage for news. We’re hopeful that a more visible partnership between CNN.com and the Time publications will help the brands survive the onslaught facing the publishing industry these days.

You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.

CNN.com Snags LAT Online ME|NYT, WSJ Plan San Fran Projects|Nielsen: First Half Ad Spending Down 15.4%|EGM Looks To Relaunch In December|Jon Minus Kate On ABC

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WebNewser: CNN.com has named Los Angeles Times managing editor, online Meredith Artley VP and managing editor.

BayNewser: The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are both reportedly launching Bay Area-specific editions of their papers. BayNewser asks: five years from now, who do you think is going to be the go-to news source for Bay Area coverage?

AdAge: A new Nielsen report shows that ad spending dropped 15.4 percent during the first half of 2009 compared to the first half of 2008 — the biggest drop since the company first started calculating these figures in 2002.

Folio: Electronic Gaming Monthly, which was shuttered in January, will likely relaunch in December, says founder Steve Harris, who purchased the title back from Ziff Davis earlier this year.

ABC News: Jon Gosselin will be on “Primetime” tonight, speaking out for the first time about his divorce from Kate. He tells interviewer Chris Cuomo he “despises” Kate and claims he was verbally abused.